For the first time in the College World Series, Tennessee must win to keep its season alive.

At BetMGM, the Volunteers are favored in Game 2. A UT win over Texas A&M would force a decisive Game 3 on Monday.

BetMGM has Tennessee favored by 1.5 runs. Ahead of Game 2, the sportsbook shared numbers with Saturday Down South for how the early action shows the game is being bet.

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The number of spread bets is nearly evenly split, with slightly more on Texas A&M. The handle, the amount of money bet, however, tips toward Tennessee.

Tennessee -1.5 is priced at -160. It would take a $160 bet on a Vol victory to win $100 for a $260 payout. Texas A&M +1.5 is priced at +125. If the Aggies can keep it within 1 run or win outright, a $100 wager would win $125 for a $225 payout.

College World Series Game 2 spread bets

  • Tennessee -1.5 (-160 at BetMGM): 49% bets, 57% handle
  • Texas A&M +1.5 (+125 at BetMGM): 51% bets, 43% handle

College World Series Game 2 moneyline bets

One run makes quite the difference for bettors backing the Vols in Game 2. UT backers on the -160 spread are being asked to lay 1.5 runs for a 2-run victory. A 1-run win on the moneyline is priced a bit steeper at -225, meaning it would take a $225 wager to win $100 for a $325 payout.

By number of bets, the moneyline action is similarly close to the spread splits, with a few more on Texas A&M.

UT backers are again showing more confidence. The split on the handle (amount of money bet) is 70-30 Tennessee on the moneyline.

  • Tennessee to win Game 2 (-225 at BetMGM): 46% bets, 70% handle
  • Texas A&M to win Game 2 (+165 at BetMGM): 54% bets, 30% handle

Game 2 over/under bets

Texas A&M and Tennessee combined for 14 runs in Saturday’s Game 1. Bettors like another double-digit output Sunday afternoon.

At BetMGM, Sunday’s over/under opened at 10.5 runs. It moved to 11.5 by Sunday morning. The over is priced at +105, meaning a $100 bet would win $105 for a $205 payout.

The book will be hoping for a low-scoring game, as 95% of the money bet is on the over.

  • Over 11.5 (+105 at BetMGM): 89% bets, 95% handle
  • Under 11.5 (-135 at BetMGM): 11% bets, 5% handle

We’ll see how it all plays out at 2 p.m. ET. The game is airing on ABC and streaming on ESPN+.